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H.E. Reem al Hashimi leading singing of the UAE national anthem immediately after the Expo win:

This is the reaction in the BIE, in the ancillary hall, to Dubai winning the Expo 2020.

Post-win interview with H.E. Hilal al Marri, Director-General of the DTCM.

Post-win interview with Abdallah Lootah, Director-General of the Emirates competitiveness Council.

Interesting interview with Vicente Gonzales Loscertales, Secretary General of the B.I.E. the Bureau International des Expositions, at the reception after Dubai’s Expo 2020 win.


Results from the first round of voting



Click here to view the photos live from the OECD Dubai presentation.

Voting for Expo 2020’s host city has kicked off in Paris. All eyes are on Dubai and the three other bidding cities in Turkey, Russia and Brazil. The 168-member BIE is expected to announce the winning candidate after 8.30pm UAE time. Business Breakfast’s Malcolm Taylor is in Paris and he shares the latest update with Drive Live:

Expo fever is gathering momentum here in the UAE with the announcement of the 2020 host city not far away. The exponential support for Dubai’s bid is well documented, but how are people feeling ahead of the bid announcement. ARN’s Natasha Thomas has been out and about to gauge reaction:

With an Expo 2020 verdict expected imminently, most people in the UAE are thinking about Dubai as a host city. But one Dubai resident is busy looking back. Michelle was in Canada in 1967 when it was Montreal’s turn to play host. He remembers it as a magical experience:

We’re just hours away from knowing whether Dubai will win the right to host the World Expo in 2020. Voting is set to take place in Paris from 5.30pm UAE time. Dubai has made its final presentation before delegates, showcasing its bid to host the event:

Dubai’s final presentation, showcasing the bid to host World Expo 2020 has been well received in Paris. Voting to select the host-city is set to take place from 5.30pm UAE time. Dubai’s bid is centered on the theme “Connecting Minds, Creating the Future”. UAE Minister of State and Managing Director of the Expo Bid Committee, Her Excellency Reem Al Hashimi addressed delegates in Paris:

Business Breakfast’s Malcom Taylor is in Paris ahead of the big vote. He caught up with this Indian tourist who lives in Milan – the city hosting the NEXT Expo on 2015:

Being an official Expo Ambassador is a true privilege. ARN’s Malcom Taylor, in Paris to cover the bid, caught up with Eenas El Sheakh, Dubai Expo 2020 Bid Ambassador, who shared a poem she scripted about the bid:

Brazilian musician Gilberto Gil singing live on stage during the Sao Paolo presentation:


Official UAE Reception ahead of the Expo 2020 Vote in Paris








People at Studio City celebrate ahead of the Expo bid decision and National Day.

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Malcom Taylor has been mixing in influential circles ahead of the 154th BIE General Assembly in Paris. He’s been speaking to the Dubai Eye 103.8 Business Breakfast team about his evening at the official Expo reception which he attended last night…

A surprise performance by Celine Dion last night, as she played live at the the Dubai Expo 2020 dinner in Paris, at the Palais de Broigneart (Monday, 25 Nov 2013). This is the stage announcement that Celine Dion would be playing.

Malcolm Taylor talks with Mohammad Sharaf, group CEO of DP World, at the UAE expo reception held at the Palais de Broignart, the old Paris stock exchange, on Monday evening 25 November 2013.



As the countdown to the announcement of the winning bid of Expo 2020 starts, Dubai Eye 103.8 takes a look at all the hard work going on behind the scenes in Dubai and why the emirate deserves to win.



H.E. Reem al Hashimi, UAE Minister of State & Managing Director of the UAE Expo 2020 bid team, talks to Malcolm Taylor about her views on Dubai winning the Expo 2020 with just three weeks to go until the vote:

ARN’s Natasha Thomas attended a gala dinner held in honour of the delegates from the 167 member nations of the Bureau International des Expositions on the 22nd of October.

Hosted at the base of the Burj Khalifa in the Armani Hotel, it was a beautiful night under the stars.
Natasha shared her insights with Richard Dean and Tim Elliot on Drive Live:

More than 250 representatives from the Bureau International des Expositions (BIE) arrived in Dubai on October 21st to assess the emirate’s bid to host Expo 2020.

They were in town to attend the Dubai Expo 2020 Theme Symposium.

Dubai Eye’s Malcolm Taylor attended the opening night extravaganza and spoke about his experience on the Business Breakfast:


Click here for the latest news stories surrounding the Dubai Expo 2020 bid.






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